Category - Asia


Nepal: earthquake

Nepal earthquake death toll tops 3,700 as rescuers struggle to reach villages near epicentre Tens of thousands of families slept outdoors for a second night, fearful of aftershocks that have not ceased. KATHMANDU, NEPAL—The death toll from Nepal’s earthquake soared past 3,700 Monday, and how much higher it would rise depended largely on the condition […]


Taipei – Plane crash – February 4, 2015

// // TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At least 25 people were reported dead and 18 were missing after a TransAsia Airways flight from Taipei to Kinmen hit an elevated road and then plunged into the Keelung River in Taipei Wednesday.The plane, an ATR-72-600 barely one year old, took off from Taipei Songshan Airport at 10:53 […]


Myanmar/Burma: Regional Advisories from Ottawa

Regional Advisory for Rakhine State Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada advises against non-essential travel to Rakhine State, except for the tourist resort of Ngapali and travel to/from the resort via Thandwe airport, due to the risk of serious civil unrest. The security situation can deteriorate suddenly and unexpectedly. Be vigilant and follow the advice […]


Japan – Snow Storm – Flights Cancelled – December 17, 2014

  More than 70 centimetres (28 inches) of snow had fallen on parts of the northern main island of Hokkaido in the 24 hours to 0500 GMT, according to the weather agency. The Hokkaido government has received at least two reports of injuries, including a 52-year-old man who broke his leg as a gust of […]


Philippines: Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby)

As of Wednesday, EST, Typhoon Hagupit is located approximately 100 miles west-southwest of Yap, or about 1,090 miles to the southeast of Manila, Philippines. Movement is to the west-northwest at 21 mph. Maximum sustained winds are 115 mph with gusts to 145 mph. Hagupit is forecast to continue to strengthen over the next 24 hours […]


Japan: update:Typhoon Vongfong

Only a week after Japan was slammed by Typhoon Phanfone, Vongfong brought another round of torrential rainfall and locally damaging winds. Vongfong, meaning “the wasp” in Cantonese, turned northeastward and moved across Kyushu and Shikoku on Monday. Landfall occurred on Kyushu near Kagoshima around 9:15 a.m. on Monday, local time, as the storm began to […]